Amelia Schmid

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Britain is building special new towns to tackle the obesity crisis

LONDON — Ten new "healthy towns" designed to get people to exercising more, eating healthily and live independently during old age are to be built …

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The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Call for overhaul of child 'fat letters'

<b>The "fat letters" posted to parents in England to tell them if their child is overweight are crude and unhelpful and need an overhaul, say health experts.</b><p>The Royal Society for Public Health says only half of parents understand why their children are being weighed and few find the information in the …

Child obesity: what are the options?

<b>Around one in 10 UK children in Reception and a fifth of UK children leaving primary school are obese.</b><p>A Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) report said healthy eating vouchers and after-school activities could be the answer.<p>But other people who work with parents of overweight children say …

Obese Kids as Young as 8 Have Heart Damage: Study

Obese kids as young as 8 years old already have dangerous damage to their hearts, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>Imaging scans of their hearts show a thickening of the muscle — a sign of strain that can lead to stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure and sudden death.<p>Linyuan Jing of the …

Are Junk Food Habits Driving Obesity? A Tale Of Two Studies

More than 36 percent of American adults and 17 percent of youth under 19 are obese, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Scientists still don't fully understand what got us here. And sometimes, the answers they've come up with turn out to be wrong. …

US obesity rates 'rising for first time since 2004'

<b>Obesity rates are rising again among American adults, despite national efforts to promote healthy lifestyles.</b><p>Rates of obesity had been climbing dramatically since the 1980s but started levelling off in about 2004.<p>This latest study means they are rising again - to nearly 38% in 2013-14, up from …

More Women Than Men Are Obese In America, And Gap Is Widening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has crunched new numbers on America's obesity epidemic. What do they tell us? As a nation, we seem to be stuck.<p>The overall prevalence of obesity in the three-year period ending 2014 was just over 36 percent. This mean that about 1 in 3 adults in the …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

The cost and access to health care has been a controversial issue for as long as I can remember. While it is debatable whether recent legislation has fixed the problem, statistics show that the rise in health care cost has outpaced the rate of inflation for 9 of the last 10 years. And if this trend …

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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

<i>(Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in …

The 25 Best Value Cities in the World

Building your dream vacation can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you plan on hitting some of the world's most famous sights and cities. To help travelers create a fun (and affordable) itinerary for 2016, trivago.com analyzed the world's most popular cities to determine which 25 …

6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs

David Goehring / Flickr<p>For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before. According to Statista, …

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

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